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8:53 AM, Feb 4, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Eric Holder should read his hero Justice Jackson more closely: "The ultimate principle is that you must put no man on trial under the forms of judicial proceedings if you are not willing to see him freed if not proven guilty. If you are determined to execute a man in any case, there is no occasion for a trial; the world yields no respect to courts that are merely organized to convict."

Rahm is informed that one man cannot accept apologies on behalf of all people with disabilities. But the head of the Special Olympics accepts on behalf of himself, anyway.

Rove: "Republicans did score a small victory in Baltimore. They got Mr. Obama to admit that the GOP has offered ideas on health-care reform, economic growth and spending restraint. But that doesn't mean the president will now draw on any of those ideas."

The Washington Post examines Obama's "mostly private" spirituality two years after his public spiritual mentor made it a necessary for him to keep such things private.

Do not mess with the mayor of Las Vegas: "He didn’t learn his lesson the first time, but when he hurt our economy by his ill conceived rhetoric, we didn’t think it would happen again, but now that it has I want to assure you, when he comes I’ll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there."

Detroit News columnist: Obama chooses campaigning over leading

Has the countdown begun to the end of "Countdown?" "Worst, Olbermann's network president, Phil Griffin, is publicly praising him, always an ominous sign in television. While referring to his host almost in the past tense. 'Keith has been our tentpole,' Griffin says, adding later, 'I'm pleased with where we are.'"

Analyzing Illinois primary results.

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